The Census takes place every 10 years and is a survey about all the households in England and Wales. Taking part in the census is your chance to help make sure you and your community get the services you need for the next 10 years and beyond. There is lots of information about Census 2021 on the official website, census.gov.uk and this is where you can get answers to lots of your questions too.
The information you give in the census helps provide the best picture of the needs of everyone in England and Wales. Organisations such as local authorities and charities use this picture to plan and fund the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare. Without the census, it’d be much more difficult to do this. Do not worry, your information is protected by law. That means government officials dealing with payments or services you receive cannot see it.
This time, the census is “Digital First” ie it is recommended that you complete it online and you can do this on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. However, if you need help to do this, Bromley Adult Education College can help. As from the 8th March, we hope to be able to operate as an official Census Support Centre and you can use a computer at the Kentwood Centre to complete your census. Additionally we have trained advisors on hand to support you or someone you know to complete the form online if you are not confident using the technology.
Please call us on 020 8659 7679 if you have any queries about the Support Service.
Please wear a face covering when you attend either of our centres, and sanitise your hands on entering and leaving. At busy times you may be asked to queue. Please keep social distancing in mind and continue to wear your face covering if you are being helped by an adviser.
PLEASE NOTE: we are awaiting final government confirmation that we are able to offer a face-to-face service, please check back here for more information on a weekly basis.
Week One – 1st March:
Kentwood Centre: Advisers will be available Monday to Friday 10.00-14.00 by telephone only 020 8659 7976